Languages, Arts and Culture
Tania provides leadership to the Language, Arts and Culture areas and is responsible for the management of diverse diploma, certificate, and continuing professional education programs and community arts programs. Current programs include:
- Professional Specialization Certificate in Visitor and Community Engagement
- Intercultural Studies and Practice Diploma Program
- Foundations in Indigenous Fine Arts Certificate Program
- Certificate Program in Indigenous Language Revitalization
- International Education Programs (PSC in TEFL, Online Pedagogy and Internationalization, English as a Medium of Instruction and customized programs for international pre-service and in-service educators)
- American Sign Language Certificate Program
- French language programming including Teacher French Immersion Training and La Maison Française
- Community arts and language courses
Tania has 20+ years of experience working in both formal and informal educational settings with diverse learners from early education to adult continuing education. This has included providing classroom instruction, engaging in curriculum development planning, as well as experience in educational leadership and administration. Prior to joining Continuing Studies at UVic in 2013, Tania worked as an Educator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria for over 10 years, taught locally in public and private educational settings, as well as having international teaching experience.
Tania holds an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Ottawa followed by studies at both Emily Carr College of Art and Design and Simon Fraser University in Communication Theory and Cultural Policy. In 2000, Tania entered the post-degree professional program in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria. As a mid-career educator, Tania completed a Masters Degree in Communications and Culture at Royal Roads University graduating with distinction in 2009. Tania is the currently the Past President of the BC Museums Association supporting museums, galleries, and cultural centres across the province of British Columbia through advocacy, professional development, and networking opportunities.